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Meaning of FILARIA

Pronunciation:  fi'lehreeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects
  2. [n]  European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage

FILARIA is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: alfilaria, alfileria, clocks, Erodium cicutarium, filaree, pin clover, pin grass, redstem storksbill
 See Also: family Filariidae, Filariidae, heron's bill, nematode, nematode worm, roundworm, storksbill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fi*la"ri*a\, n. [NL., fr. L. filum a thread.]
A genus of slender, nematode worms of many species, parasitic
in various animals. See {Guinea worm}.